31 Results for month: 01/2019

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 1/20/19

It's just like old times here in Las Vegas, only with a different slant. Back in the glory days of UNLV basketball, there were very few nights when any event could upstage the Rebels. The only exceptions were true megafights, and I'm only talking about a select few elite level boxing matches. But generally speaking, when the Runnin' Rebels were playing, ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 1/19/19

The usual abbreviated late Friday blog, as the dissection of the seemingly endless Saturday CBB schedule continues. This session will be even lengthier than usual for me as I'm shifting gears for the time being to almost solely analysis, mainly because my numbers suck beyond belief right now. Friday results were a loss on what is now an even more ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 1/18/19

Slumps are inevitable, they happen to everyone. The idea is to negotiate through them until things straighten out. That's why I'm probably less upset about a really bad loss late Thursday on Arizona State that I might ordinarily be. When the breaks are not going your way, that's the type of loss one can expect to incur. The process is still solid and I ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 1/17/19

A handful of words on following sharp money. This is a betting strategy wholly endorsed by some. The idea is to back the team the sharps are betting while the squares are on the other side. In other words, the recommendation is to follow the pros and fade the joes. It sounds like a winning strategy, right? Back the side the professional bettors are on, ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 1/16/19

Sorry to make this a very quick blog once again. But I'm crushed for time with a 6AM guest spot on CSIN pending and a very lengthy day of podcast and videos to be taped as well as my show. So Just a mini-recap and the daily free play this time. Profitable Tuesday thanks to the New York Rangers on the ice. The hoops went either 1-1-1 or 1-2 depending on ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 1/15/19

Quick blog tonight, as i don't feel like writing anything. Hey, mighty as well be honest about it rather than concoct some lame excuse. Monday was a split for me. 2-0 on the hoops, 0-2 on the ice and I ended up drinking some juice. The free play on Baylor won, but I ultimately decided to leave it as a lean and not a play. The Tuesday comp is a play ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 1/14/19

Rams, Saints, Patriots, Chiefs. The NFL Conference Championship matchups are set and there are no surprises. The two top seeds in each conference have advanced and we're set up for what could be a spectacularly exciting Sunday to decide this year's Super Bowl participants. I have not yet updated my NFL numbers so don't have an idea right now of what ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 1/13/19

The NFL Playoff chalk finally awakened on Saturday, with the Chiefs and Rams each getting wins and covers. That was much to the dismay of bettors who were riding the tide with the underdogs. The Chiefs win was pretty much a snap. They were simply better at every aspect of the game than the Colts on this day. One can easily argue the score was actually ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 1/12/19

I'm deep into the dissection of the enormous Saturday college basketball card. But I'll take a brief break to a quick blog together. Three plays thus far for me after a Friday with no action at all. I'll post one of those plays here as the daily comp. A reminder to take advantage of my guaranteed special that's currently running. If you click on Cokin's ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 1/11/19

I wasn't involved in any of the Thursday bad beats in college basketball. But make no mistake, this was one of those night where underdogs in overtime proved to be pretty nasty for those who were backing them. Elon was +10 at home against Northeatern. The Huskies ended up winning by 11 in the OT. Hofstra and William & Mary played a three overtime ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 1/10/19

Quick blog tonight. Wednesday worked out nicely as Florida and the NHL Flames came through. The Gators frittered away another big second half lead but managed to hang on at Arkansas. The finish of the Calgary game provided a big swing of emotions. I manufactured a =1 play here on Calgary. Up 4-2 late, they miss an empty net goal by a couple inches. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 1/9/19

Kliff Kingsbury is the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. Thus ends the Kingsbury regime as offensive coordinator at USC. The Kingsbury hire means two things to me right off the bat. One is that USC can't seem to do anything right with its football program. The entire PAC-12 is suffering through hard times, but it's getting downright embarrassing ... More